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New York Times, Monday, September 28, 2009

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 44 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0928 ( 21,874 )

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Across
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Sleep stage, for short : REM
4
Nog ingredient : RAWEGG
10
Opposite of subtracts : ADDS
14
The "E" in 68-Across : ELI
15
Relative of a rhododendron : AZALEA
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Losing roll in a casino : CRAP
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Abrupt way to quit : COLDTURKEY
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Former Big Apple mayor Giuliani : RUDY
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More greasy : OILIER
21
State of weightlessness, as in space : ZEROG
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Consumer : USER
24
Suffix with cigar : ETTE
27
Monk's superior : ABBOT
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Actress Rosie of "Do the Right Thing" : PEREZ
32
Boat rower : OAR
33
Purplish : MAUVE
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Betray by blabbing : RATON
36
Brings home for a score : BATSIN
37
B-ball official : REF
40
Chocolaty morsel munched at movies : MILKDUD
42
N.F.L. six-pointers : TDS
43
Talks off the cuff : ADLIBS
45
Bluefin and albacore : TUNAS
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Join forces : UNITE
48
V.P. Biden : JOE
49
___ congestion : NASAL
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Bolivian capital : LAPAZ
54
Chooses, with "for" : OPTS
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Southwest Indian : HOPI
57
Gets around like Superman : FLIES
59
Flared skirts : ALINES
61
Saharan country south of Algeria : MALI
63
Round, red firecracker : CHERRYBOMB
66
Political coalition : BLOC
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Quit one's job : RESIGN
68
Classic car inits. : REO
69
High points of a European trip? : ALPS
70
Annual tennis championship in Queens, N.Y. : USOPEN
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Advice columnist Landers : ANN
Down
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Get back, as lost money : RECOUP
2
Fictional girl at the Plaza Hotel : ELOISE
3
Arthur who wrote "Death of a Salesman" : MILLER
4
Label G or PG, e.g. : RATE
5
Color of a picture-postcard sky : AZURE
6
___ of 1812 : WAR
7
Antlered animal : ELK
8
Old, crotchety guy : GEEZER
9
Marvin of Motown : GAYE
10
Circus performer : ACROBAT
11
Narcs' raid : DRUGBUST
12
Mom's mate : DAD
13
Nathan Hale, notably : SPY
18
More grim : DIRER
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Month-long Islamic observance : RAMADAN
25
Hammer or saw : TOOL
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Close-fitting sleeveless shirt : TANKTOP
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Roman love poet : OVID
29
Fives and ___ : TENS
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Africa's fourth-longest river and site of Victoria Falls : ZAMBEZI
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"___ better to have loved and lost ..." : TIS
36
Hot dog holder : BUN
37
Fidel Castro's brother : RAUL
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"Giant" writer Ferber : EDNA
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Beach footwear : FLIPFLOP
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Performing pair : DUET
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Type for book titles : ITALICS
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Form of address in British India : SAHIB
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Teases playfully : JOSHES
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Mexican state on the Gulf of California : SONORA
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Tarzan and kin : APEMEN
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Portugal's capital : LISBON
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Beetle Bailey's boss : SARGE
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Light brown : ECRU
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One of the Redgrave sisters : LYNN
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Degree for a C.E.O. : MBA
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Entirely : ALL
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That, south of the border : ESO
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___ Van Winkle : RIP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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